Fly To Bucharest, Romania
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Bucharest we have you covered. In addition to helping you find all the flight costs you need to start planning your trip to Romania’s capital, we will go one step further and give you the lowdown on what to expect when travelling to this city.
While there are two airports serving the city, chances are good that you will land at Henri Coandă International Airport, which lies about 16km north-west of Bucharest. This is the country’s busiest airport, with millions of passengers passing through each year. It is well-equipped too, with a range of shops, restaurants, banks and other facilities on offer.
As for the city itself, prepare to be immersed in the rich culture of Eastern Europe as you discover a heady blend of culture, art and architecture. From historical to Bauhaus; opera to traditional crafts, your Romanian adventure begins as soon as Bucharest flights touch down.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy details
- South Africans require a Tourist Visa to enter Romania. Along with your Romanian Visa application and valid passport, submit passport photographs, your travel itinerary, flight details, accommodation details, travel insurance, bank statements, copy of your ID document and other details. Contact the Romanian Embassy of South Africa for more details (situated in Cape Town).
- The South African Embassy to Romania is situated on 2nd Floor, 26-28 Stirbei Voda, Union International Business Centre, Bucharest. Telephone: + 40 21 313 3725.
See and do
Bucharest’s attractions are rich and varied. Must-sees include the Palace of the Parliament, National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art of Romania, Romanian Athenaeum, National Radio Orchestra, Romanian National Opera, Village Museum, in Herăstrău Park, Arcul de Triumf, nightclubs such as Kristal Glam Club as well as an abundance of buildings that showcase the diversity of the city’s styles.
Not surprisingly, shopping is also rather eclectic here. Special things to lookout for in the city to take home with you include Romanian folk costumes (available at the National Peasant Museum shop), Romanian Monopoly featuring the streets and districts of Bucharest (sold at most good toy or book shops), paintings or other items from Beba Art, as well as traditional dolls, carvings and embroidery at shops such as RomArt.
Public transport is well-organised, as this city has one of the largest transport systems in Europe. Ways to get around include the Metro, bus, tram, trolleybus, light rail and private minibus or taxi. You can easily walk around too if you’re up to it – even if you cover a small part, you can see a lot more of the city by foot.
Bucharest Airport – BUH
Food and beverage: Grab some coffee and a snack in the arrivals terminal at Savoir Vivre or something stronger at Bar SEGRAFEDO.
Currency Exchange: Exchange IDM (open from 06h00 to 22h00), Exchange BCR (open 10h00 to 15h00) and QUICK Exchange (open 24/7) are all available for banking and foreign exchange services. The Romanian Bank for Development BRD has regular business hours, and can be found in the connecting passage between arrivals and departures.
Lost Luggage: You will need to report lost luggage in the luggage claim area, by completing a claims form.
Airport Hotels: Hotels near to the Bucharest Airport include Phoenicia Express Hotel, Phoenicia Grand Hotel, Avis Hotel, Ramada Hotel & Suites Bucharest North and Angelo Airport Hotel.
Car Hire: Rental companies operating at this airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt and many others.
Airport Hub: Bucharest Airport (code BUH) is a hub for Air Bucharest, Blue Air and Wizz Air, serving flights to and from various destinations in Europe and the Middle East.